UK Transport

Crossrail Renamed The 'Elizabeth Line', But Commuters Have Their Own Suggestions

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

The new Crossrail line has been revealed - although plenty of commuters have offered their own suggestions too. The line will be named the Elizabet...

This Is Why You May Have Had A Particularly Hellish Commute Home This Evening

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

Commuters in and out of London endured travel misery on Friday after an array of problems struck the transport system. Disruptions lasted into the ...

Lovestruck For Our Very Own Cabbies

Artemis Mercer | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
Artemis Mercer

For us, the wives of black cab drivers in London, this year Valentine's Day has a whole other meaning. In our fight to save our partners' jobs and livelihoods, we are simply asking our partners (and all the cab drivers and people working in the black cab industry) to leave us a message from the heart and make a pledge towards the "Action for Cabbies".

Bus Abandons Disabled Woman After Driver Ignores Pleas To Extend Ramp Properly

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK

A disabled woman was left alone on the side of the road after a bus driver ignored her pleas to lower a wheelchair ramp correctly and refused to allow...

London Bus Explosion Stunt Leaves 7/7 Families Reeling

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

A blockbuster film stunt that saw a bus blown up in the middle of central London has left residents raging, after they feared another '7/7'-style atta...

Urn Filled With Human Remains Found On London Transport Collected After 7 Years

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK

Cremated remains found on public transport seven years ago have been reunited with loved ones after an urn lay all but forgotten in Transport For Lond...

Teen Works Out It Is Cheaper To Fly Via Berlin Than Get A Direct Train Home

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK

A teenager discovered it was cheaper for him to travel from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin, rather than going direct - although he only saved £8 in th...

Don't Let the Mavericks Destroy the Cab Industry

Artemis Mercer | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech
Artemis Mercer

I just couldn't sit by and watch the slow and painful death of the iconic black cab industry; I had to take action. After all, this is an industry that not only supports me and my family but also the families of 25,000 black cabbies in London, and related businesses such as garages and vehicle manufacturers.

This Flying Scotsman Quiz Might Just Be The Most Quintessentially British Thing Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

One of the most famous locomotives in the world, the Flying Scotsman, took its first public steam test-run in more than a decade on Friday. The tra...

What Will Be the Key Sustainability Trends in 2016?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Every year I rashly agree to forecast/guess what will be the key sustainability trends for the year ahead. This time last year I did predict that under investment in flood defences would force government onto the back foot reducing them to sticky plaster solutions - so I got at least one right! What then might happen in 2016?

Train Prices Are Rising But There's Been A Nice Surprise For Londoners Travelling Today

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.01.2016 | UK

While many have today been involved in the annual train fare price rise moan, Londoners were treated to a nice surprise on Saturday morning. Ticket...

Thousands Of Christmas Travellers Struck By Rail Chaos

PA | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK

Thousands of Christmas journeys have been hit after a day of chaos on the rail network, with more than one in ten journeys delayed across England and ...

#Mistletube Is Cute, but Here's What Would Make a Real Difference to Londoners

Mark Detre | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK
Mark Detre

So congrats to whoever it was who strung up the mistletoe, and well done TfL for ferrying everyone round more or less successfully for another year. But please, please, as a Christmas present, let the man on the Clapham Omnibus decide what constitutes 'good', and stop telling him what to think. That's if he can squeeze on to it, that is.

Businessman Told Teen Builder To Vacate His Tube Seat As 'He Had A Better Job'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who works as a builder was left speechless after being told he should give up his seat on the tube to a businessman as he "had a better job...

I Want to Be Loved, Not Loathed

Paul Marshall | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Earlier this year, TFL ran a high profile advertising campaign with the concept of 'Share the Road'. Out of interest, how's that working out for you? Because it sure as heck isn't working out where I'm concerned.

HS2 - Will David Slay Goliath in the Battle for Hearts and Minds?

Philip Dewhurst | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Politics
Philip Dewhurst

My experience as Corporate Affairs Director of Railtrack in the dark days of rail privatization taught me that the British public have a love-hate rel...

London Liverpool Street Evacuation Over False Fire Alarm Causes Commuter Panic

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Panic and confusion broke out at one of Britain's busiest transport hubs Tuesday morning after a false fire alarm forced the evacuation of Liverpool S...

As Rail Fares Rise Again, Commuters Are Entitled to Ask Just Where Their Extra Money Is Going

Lilian Greenwood | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Politics
Lilian Greenwood

A 1% rise might seem relatively small, but set against fare rises in previous years it represents an overall increase of 25% since 2010. On the most expensive routes this means that some passengers are paying over a thousand pounds more, each year, just to get to work.

MP Said Train Line Chaos Is Hindering Job Interviews, Then This Happened

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti & Jack Sommers | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

Just two days after an MP warned a train line was so unreliable that employers were refusing to consider job applicants who rely on it, a father tweet...

Settling The Bitter Row Between Cyclists And Cabbies Over This Video...

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

A row has erupted between cyclists and drivers after footage emerged showing the moment a taxi and bike rider collided at a junction on Edgware Road i...

EasyJet And BA Cancel All Flights To And From Sharm El-Sheikh

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

EasyJet and British Airways have cancelled all flights between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh until early 2016. No EasyJet flights will travel between ...

This Picture Makes Us Feel Sorry For Boris Johnson

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson could be seen trying out a new cycle super highway in London on Thursday morning - but one fellow user was clearly unimpressed. The c...

These Tube Numbers Prove We've Finally Reached Peak London

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

'Peak London' appears to have been reached, after Transport for London announced that the Tube recently broke its record for the most passengers using...

The First Official Walking Tube Map Might Just Change Londoners' Lives

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris and Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

The first official walking Tube map has been revealed - and it might just revolutionise the commute for stress-out Londoners. Transport for London ...

Let's Invest in Walking and Cycling - After All, it's Good for Business

Joe Irvin | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Irvin

We must address the issue of how we travel and investment into walking and cycling is needed to improve road infrastructure and educate us all on the many benefits partaking in active travel really brings. The situation is only due to become a bigger issue as our population increases and the NHS gets put under even more pressure. We need to act now.